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Big East Basketball Schedule: Rutgers, St. John's and Syracuse In Action


It's a big day for SB Nation New York's men's college hoops teams as all three teams (St. John's Red Storm, Syracuse Orange and Rutgers Scarlet Knights) are in action.

Here's the rundown of their games and what's going on in the Big East Conference on Saturday:

West Virginia Mountaineers (9-4, 1-2 Big East) at No. 13 Georgetown Hoyas (12-3, 1-2) -- 11 a.m. on ESPN2

Georgetown will be hungry to rebound after it's Monday loss to St. John's. Austin Freeman leads the Hoyas with 18.3 points-per game.

West Virginia collected its first league victory against the DePaul Blue Demons on Tuesday. Senior guard Casey Mitchell (16.8 ppg) and junior forward Kevin Jones (13.5 ppg) are the Mountaineers top-two scorers.

No. 4 Syracuse (15-0, 2-0) at Seton Hall Pirates (7-8, 1-2) -- Noon on SNY

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Marquette Golden Eagles (11-4, 2-0) at No. 5 Pittsburgh Panthers (14-1, 2-0) -- 2 p.m. on SNY

Pitt is looking for its third straight 3-0 start to the Big East regular season. The Panthers are on a 17-game winning streak at home.

Marquette is coming off a road victory against Rutgers. The Golden Eagles begin a eight-game schedule that features seven teams in the Top 25.

No. 9 Connecticut Huskies (11-2, 1-2) at No. 12 Texas (12-2) -- 3:30 p.m. on ESPN

The Huskies have lost two of their last three games -- both coming to ranked opponents (No. 5 Pitt and No. 14 Notre Dame). Guard Kemba Walker is the nation's top scorer with 26.1 ppg.

The Longhorns are on a six-game winning streak. This will be Texas final non-conference game before it begins Big 12 play Tuesday at Texas Tech.

St. John's at No. 14 Notre Dame (13-2, 2-1) -- 8 p.m. on ESPNU

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Providence Friars (11-5, 0-3) at Rutgers (9-5, 0-2) -- 8 p.m. on SNY

Rutgers has dropped three straight. Senior guard James Beatty netted a collegiate-best 21 points during Wednesday's loss to Marquette.

Providence has been playing well but it's league-record doesn't show it. The Friars have lost three games to elite Big East teams (Syracuse, St. John's and Pittsburgh).